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In a small U.S. Forest Service workshop in Juneau, a skilled Alaska Native artist is meticulously bringing a traditional artifact back to life. Tlingit Master Carver Wayne Price of Haines has begun the process of restoring the totem, which has overlooked the Auk Recreation Area near Juneau for more than 70 years. In 1941, Frank St. Clair, a...
The Canadian forest products industry now has 43% of the world's independently certified forests or more than 160 million hectares, which is four times more than any other country. Certified forests means that companies follow progressive social and environmental forest management practices as assessed by an independent third body. This...
California raked in $1 billion in first cap-and-trade auction of the year, and since they take place every quarter, it can look forward to raising about $4 billion this year. December's auction brought in $400 million, so why so much more now? As of January 1, transportation fuels are included in the program. This is a big deal. Until now, the...

Guest Columns

Spring break-up is fast approaching. Most of us are very familiar with the oldies song, “Breakin’ Up Is...
Recently the media has reported on release of the sequel to the infamously flawed "carbon debt" argument,...
The science dialogue is heating up on biomass as policy makers in the United States, Europe, and elsewhere seek to...
The forestry world has lost another giant. John Marker, a much admired U.S. Forest Service retiree, recently passed...
Congress has until this May to pass some kind of Highway Bill, since the current Highway Bill—known as MAP-21...

Industry News

Excerpts from the Wood Resource Quarterly  Global Timber Markets Sawlog prices were generally lower throughout the world in the 4Q as compared to earlier in the year. The Global Sawlog Price...
Parliamentary Secretary Kelly Block, on behalf of the Honourable Greg Rickford, Canada's Minister of Natural Resources and Minister for the Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern...
As regions of Kentucky continue to suffer from economic downturns, expanding timer commercialization may be one way to boost state and local economies, said Rep. Leslie Combs, D-Pikeville. Combs...
By Russ WIles | The Republic | azcentral.com A citrus quarantine has been expanded to parts of Maricopa County around Gila Bend following detection of a tiny insect that can carry a disease fatal to...
Catalyst Paper Corporation (TSX:CYT) announced today that Brian Baarda, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, has decided to leave the company to advance his career in a more senior...
The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) applauds the federal government for pursuing trade action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) regarding duties on Canadian dissolving...

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Forest Photos

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These large ponderosa pines near Diamond Lake Junction in southwest Oregon are visible from the highway because surrounding diseased trees were removed to reduce the risk of wildfire. The Forest Service has made a concerted effort to protect old trees like these wherever they grow throughout the West. Countless thousands of them are needlessly killed by fire and insects every year.